The '''Ministries of Love''', '''Peace''', '''Plenty''', and '''Truth''' are ministry (government department)|ministries
in George Orwell
's futuristic fiction dystopia
novel ''Nineteen Eighty-Four
'', set in Oceania (Nineteen Eighty-Four)|Oceania
. Despite the name, no actual "ministers" are mentioned in the book, and all public attention is focused on the idealized figurehead Big Brother (Nineteen Eighty-Four)|Big Brother
The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from ordinary hypocrisy: they are deliberate exercises in doublethink.